Kin of New York victims file Mumbai terror attack civil suit against ISI, Laskar-e-Toiba

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NEW YORK - Relatives of two New Yorkers murdered at a Hasidic center during the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, have filed a civil suit against Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency and the Lashkar-e-Toiba terror organization that was reportedly behind the operation.

The suit was filed before a federal court in Brooklyn.

Gavriel Noah Holtzberg, a rabbi originally from Brooklyn, and his pregnant wife, Rivka, were gunned down when terrorists stormed the Chabad Lubavitch center in a commando-style attack that also killed the couple’s unborn child.

The Holtzberg’s two-year-old son survived the attack after being rescued by his nanny. He now lives with his grandfather in Israel.

According to the New York Post, the wrongful death suit asks for unspecified damages and cites claims that the ISI has worked closely with the Lashkar-E-Taiba group.

James Kreindler, the attorney who filed the suit on behalf of the Holtzberg’ family, also handled a successful civil suit against the government of Libya and its intelligence agencies after the 1988 terror attack that brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.

A call to Pakistan’s embassy in Washington, D.C. was not immediately returned. (ANI)

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